Definition of "television" []

  • The transmission of dynamic or sometimes static images, generally with accompanying sound, via electric or electromagnetic signals. (noun)
  • An electronic apparatus that receives such signals, reproducing the images on a screen, and typically reproducing accompanying sound signals on speakers. (noun)
  • The visual and audio content of such signals. (noun)
  • The industry of producing and broadcasting television programs. (noun)
  • The system or process of producing on a distant screen a series of transient visible images, usually with an accompanying sound signal. Electrical signals, converted from optical images by a camera tube, are transmitted by UHF or VHF radio waves or by cable and reconverted into optical images by means of a television tube inside a television set (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A device designed to receive and convert incoming electrical signals into a series of visible images on a screen together with accompanying sound (noun)
  • The content, etc, of television programmes (noun)
  • The occupation or profession concerned with any aspect of the broadcasting of television programmes (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or used in the transmission or reception of video and audio UHF or VHF radio signals (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "television" in a sentence
  • "The latest evidence: For the first time in two decades, the number of U.S. homes with televisions has declined, and Nielsen is now contemplating redefining the term "television households" to include online-only viewing as it grapples with the challenge of TV ratings in a digital world."
  • "I had one college professor say that a job in television is maybe a good second job."
  • "One of the things I like about being a filmmaker and working on “Aqua Teen,” or in television, is that a lot of people think that doing what I do is totally unattainable."